Measuring Racial Disparity On Child Welfare Essay

854 Words Oct 14th, 2015 4 Pages
 full citation for the article reviewed (authors, title, etc.; APA form a must) 5 pts
Shaw, T.V., Putnam-Hornstein, E., Magruder, J., & Needell, B (2008). Measuring Racial Disparity in Child Welfare. Child Welfare, 2, 23-36. doi: 0009-4021.

 author’s/authors’ professional discipline/s (e.g., SW, Nursing, Medicine) or institutional affiliation (University, agency, hospital) Points? /What this supposed to be graded? The authors professional disciplines are as followed: MSW, MPH and PH.D.
Terry V. Shaw PhD, MSW, MPH and is an Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Emily Putnam-Hornstein MSW and Joseph Magruder MSW are Graduate Student Researchers, Center for Social Services Research, School of Social Welfare, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California.
Barbara Needell MSW, PhD, is Principal Investigator/Research Specialist, Center for Social Services Research, School of Social Welfare, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California

 Issue or problem addressed in the manuscript 10 pts
The issue in this manuscript addresses the disparities in reporting regarding children that are members of certain racial groups in the Child Welfare system. For example, over representation of Blacks and underrepresentation of Non-Black.Therefore, the authors of the article argue and propose what they refer to as a Disparity Index. According to them, the Disparity Index will be the primary instrument for…

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